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Latest on ex-Dolphins Odrick and Soliai, plus Miami's interest in a promising young corner

Will the Dolphins jump at the opportunity of bringing back two former starters on the defensive line?
Will the Dolphins jump at the opportunity of bringing back two former starters on the defensive line? Miami Herald Staff

Could the Dolphins get the band back together?

Probably not, but it’s fun to think about.

Jared Odrick and Paul Soliai, two important pieces of a Dolphins defense that ranked third against the run in 2011, are on the market again.

Odrick, the 29-year-old former first-round defensive end, was informed Monday (while on vacation) that the Jaguars are cutting him.

Soliai, the veteran defensive tackle who turned 33 in December, got the same news from the Panthers Tuesday.

Both players are represented by South Florida-based agent David Canter.

If the value is right, it stands to reason the Dolphins will at least consider one of not both players, right?

We'll see. An associate of Odrick's wasn't overly optimistic that such a reunion would actually come to fruition Tuesday.

There's no doubt about the Dolphins' level of interest in free-agent cornerback K'Waun Williams, however.

The Dolphins recently brought the slot corner in for a visit and told him that an offer was "forthcoming," the Miami Herald has learned.

They have competition, however. No fewer than three other teams are said to be in the running.

UPDATE: NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday night that Williams will sign a one-year deal with the 49ers.

Williams was out of football in 2016 after falling out of favor with Browns brass and then failing a physical after the Bears claimed him off waivers.

Williams reportedly dealt with bone spurs last year, but apparently the Dolphins are satisfied with his health.

He had 60 tackles and forced three fumbles in 26 games with the Browns.

▪ The Dolphins signed long snapper Winston Chapman on Tuesday. He played in 40 career games at Mississippi State from 2012-15 before suffering a torn ACL two games into his senior season that caused him to miss the remainder of 2015. Chapman was named to the 2015 Southeastern Conference Honor Roll. This is Chapman’s first NFL contract.

Adam H. Beasley: 305-376-3565, @AdamHBeasley

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